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Nov 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
a little bit about the election. now that we've had a chance to kind of sink in and think about it. john, i know you've been doing a lot of reporting out in ohio since the election. >> i just didn't get enough of ohio during the election. they did not see it coming. the romney campaign didn't see it was coming. i talked to a lot of people who said they weren't just cautiously optimistic, they were optimistic. when they found out they lost someone said it was like a death in the family. how did they get it wrong in ohio is what to look at. the question is more about african americans. they didn't think he would have the turnout he did. they just missed it. when people would raise the questions saying all the public polls suggested the president doing pretty well, the senior staff would say-- they would just dismiss those polls and say these polls are sampling democrats too heavily. that's just not the way this election is going to turn out. they just-- they just missed it. they also though-- there were two other things in ohio. if you look at the counties where romney did well relative to ge
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Nov 11, 2012 7:30am PST
of the legislature, plus the governor. >> we have a lot to break down when it comes to the elections last week. we are also going to be talking with the chairman of the california republican party about the demise of the party here in california. it hit a new milestone last week with a record low number of registered republicans in california. >> and we'll sit down with state senator mark leno and ask him what's the future of prop 13, now the democrats are in control? might get interesting in a minute. >>> we have lots to talk about, but it is a chilly morning around here. even colder than what we saw yesterday morning at this time, parts of the bay area under a frost advisory right now. brian hackney joining us live with what we can expect. i'm hoping a warmup. >> yeah, good morning, anne. thanks for coming by channel 5 this morning. veterans day, a fairly coolish day, but plenty of sunshine. a few clouds out there popping around. aside from that, it is going to be nice, if brisk. there is a frost advisory posted, especially up in the north bay, where temperatures are very chilly this morning. th
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Nov 9, 2012 7:00am PST
the house. >> president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. >> everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. and i would be talking about the fiscal cliff, too, if i knew what the hell it was. >> i can't get through friday with this amount of gas. i'm really stuck. >> parts of new york rationing gas in the wake of superstorm sandy. >> extreme weather, i believe, is here to stay. climate change is a reality. >>> judge sentenced jared lee loughner to life in prison in the massacre that injured gabby giffords. >> gabby said afterwards for her the biggest emotion was just sadness. >> seven navy s.e.a.l.s have been punished for disclosing classified information to the maker of a video game. >> deer crashed through a plate glass window. >> what did you do to make the deer angry? >> maybe our hours weren't suitable. >> all that -- >> touchdown. jacksonville 16 losing streak. >> here comes the headset. o you see anything in porn that tracks you at all? >> no pat. >> speaking to his campaign staffers and got really emotion
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
awaiting the outcome of this election. >> pelley: nancy, we were talking in the newsroom today about major cabinet changes that are expected. >> reporter: that's right. two of the president's top cabinet secretaries have indicated they would like to step down at the end of this first term, secretary of state hillary clinton and treasury secretary tim geithner. now they won't be likely leaving right away. the president will have to choose successors and they will have to go through senate confirmation hearings so it could be the start of the new year before they debart. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. we mentioned a moment ago that florida is undecided. here there. in his victory speech last night, the president said that he had "the best campaign team and volunteers in the history of politics." you could forgive him for the hyperbole, but there is no arguing with the success. here's dean reynolds. >> (laughs) four more years, baby. >> reporter: in ohio, the foot soldiers of the obama campaign packed up today and headed back to their lives. volunteers from as far away as washington, d.c
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Nov 11, 2012 8:30am PST
." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and several other agencies have now confirmed that the f.b.i. got on to this after a third woman told them she had received threatening e-mails from the woman he has reported to have had the affair with. so i guess i would just simply start, do you have any additional information to any of this? >> no, not really. i was just as surprised and from a national point of view, general petraeus turned around iraq. we were losing in iraq when he took ov
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
a confession and steps down. >> after the election the fiscal cliff the president and congress make their first moves to avoid a fall. >>> americans love of lincoln. steven spielberg's new movie attempts to put a new face on an american legend. >> a long lost elvis concert is uncovered 40 years later. >> all that and so much more on cbs "this morning," saturday, november 10, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>>elvis may have left the building but peter frampton is in the house. we'll be here performing for us this morning as well. a lot of music ahead. welcome to the weekend. >> welcome to the weekend. we want to begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus who admitted to having an extramarital affair. petraeus, one of the most decorated four star army generals was credited with turning around the u.s. war in iraq and lead agnew effort in afghanistan before becoming the head of the central intelligence agency. even president obama only learned of the scandal after returning to the white house from his re-election victory. cbs news homeland security
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
house this morning following his re-election victory on tuesday night. he does not have much time to rest. the pressure is on to forge an agreement with republicans. to avoid a series of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that could send the economy back into recession. tara mergener reports. >> reporter: president obama and the first family returned to the white house wednesday evening, in his words more determined about the work that lies ahead. the president laid out part of a second term agenda in his victory speech tuesday night. >> reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we got more work to do. >> reporter: earlier the president embraced staffers at his campaign headquarters in chicago. he acknowledged he has to bring the country together after a costly and bruising campaign. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. >> reporter: and the gop listened too. house speaker john boehner promised his party is willing to get down to business. >> the republican majority here in the ho
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
mallicoat. in his first press conferene since his re-election.. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> good afternoon, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. in his first press conference since his re-election president obama calls on compromise and focus to avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> he seems confident it can be done. >> we face a very clear deadline that requires us to make some big decisions on jobs, taxes, and deficits by the end of the year. both parties voted to set this deadline. and i believe that both parties can work together to make these decisions in a balanced and responsible way. >> the president says he will not agree to any budget deal that extends current tax rates for the wealthiest americans and says his stand on that issue was validated by voters. congressional republicans have said they are willing to include new tax revenue in a deficit reduction deal but they have been adamant that the tax rates themselves do not increase. >>> let's see how wall street is reacting to the news. not so good, down 124 points so f
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
>> reporter: the section news that came out of the election, mainly for the first time since 1933, the ruling party, the democrats, may have won nudge seats in the legislature to pass taxes without any republican support. >> i certainly don't intend to suggest to my colleagues in a the first thing we do with our new powers is to go out and seek to raise more taxes. >> reporter: still, the governor conceded that there could be pressure put on him to restore past cuts to health, welfare, and education. >> the only way to raise taxes is to ask the people. >> reporter: if they pass a tax you'll veto it? >> well, we're not into the threat game here. this is a time of celebration and coming together. [ laughter ] >> not drawing lines in the sand. >> reporter: is that a yes or no? >> that's a statement of the case. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and how that case pans out remains to be seen. republicans took it on the chin this time out. they failed to stop proposition 30, the tax increase; they also fell below control in both houses and the registration numbers for the first time dipped und
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am PST
ifif republicans think the election doesn't change anything that would be unfortunate as both sides are already talking. >> good morning, norah. imagine that. wz has been holding its breath to deal with the fiscal cliff. once it became clear, principle actors began weighing in. phone calls to congressional leaders and among the major players in congress. the president returned to the white house wednesday night and the reality of governing in a bitterly divided washington. one day after the election -- >> compromise is not a dirty word. i'm willing to negotiate any time on any issue. >> a spirit of cooperation was suddenly in the air. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we want you to succeed. >> reporter: good news for a president with an ambitious agenda. one he laid out tuesday night after winning a second term. >> reducing our deficit, reform ing our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. >> reporter: up first, so-called fisc. l cliff, toxic combination of spending cuts and tax increases that kicks in at the begi
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
election day, florida made it official-- president obama is the narrow winner there. after counting proscrigzal and absentee ballots, florida's secretary of state says the president defeated mitt romney by some 74,000 votes, just enough to avoid an automatic recount. with his florida victory, mr. obama ends up with a final tally of 332 electoral votes to romney's 206. in parts of the northeast this weekend, patience with the slow pace of recovery from super storm sandy is running as low as gasoline and power. found of homes and businesses in new york and new jersey have remained without power tonight. on long island, hundreds of angry people demonstrated outside the headquarters of the local power authority for a second straight day. with utilities and public agencies strained to breaking point, volunteers are rushing to fill the gap. here's tony guida. >> reporter: 12 days ago, sandy slammed into the rockaways, the storm drowned everything here, except hope. >> you need help? your parents do. what's their address? >> reporter: jamie jord expan her sister, jillian, rockaways born an
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
petraeus two weeks before the election. why didn't the white house know about it? >> you know, they looked at that very carefully, which is what are our notification requirements? they even pulled out the documents and read them and said, you know, do we have a national security issue here? no. it doesn't appear we do. do we have a major security violation here? no. do we have criminal activity here? so notify them about what? >> any time -- >> in the end they notified the director of national intelligence who is up the chain of command. petraeus's essential boss. and said, here it is. now you know about it. >> but they didn't notify him until just the day before the election or the day of the election. >> that's right. and i think what you're going to see here is from the fbi's standpoint and from the director's standpoint, i served under the director. he looks at two things. one, are we doing the right thing. number two, as a steward of the fbi how do we keep the fbi from being embroiled in politics unnecessarily. i think the calculus here is what is the flip side of this coin? how would
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
to simply do the simple thing. they elected us to lead. they gave us a mandate to work together to do the best for our country. >> reporter: both parties will have to compromise by the end of the year to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." if they don't, the country faces a rollback of tax cuts as well as big cuts to defense and social programs. and there will be little time for the winners to celebrate. next tuesday, congress convenes and the top discussion will be on that "fiscal cliff." at the white house, tara mergener cbs 5. >> mitt romney and his wife left their boston hotel this morning. their future is uncertain. romney spent the past six years running for president. what's next? the initial plan is to spend time with family. but his wife recently said he will not run again for president. there is april general consensus the 65-year-old politician was unlikely -- there is a general consensus the 65-year-old politic was unlikely to disappear from the public altogether. >>> voters endorsed proposition 30, governor brown's plan to hike sales and income taxes to raise $6 billion
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going over this fiscal cliff are going to be so severe. people are talking about a global financial crisis, another u.s. credit downgrade. those who do say there absolutely has to be a compromise. shortly after the confetti fell on election night both sides claimed victory in their vision of how to deal with the economy. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> the american people made clear there's still a mandate for raising tax rates. >> reporter: president obama won re-election on the idea that the wealthiest americans should pay more in taxes. a new study said the president's plan would increase revenue and slow economic growth by a tenth of a percent. >> good afternoon, everyone. >> reporter: republicans point to a different study. >> t
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
processed could have sold for tens of thousands of dollars. >>> in his first address since election takes into president obama will urge lawmakers to work together to prevent the you havees from falling off the "fiscal cliff." the speech will begin in a few hours. if congressional democrats and republicans don't reach a budget deal by year's end, bush- era tax cuts will expire and deep across the board spending cuts will kick in. for now, vice president joe biden and many others in washington are expressing confidence that can be avoided. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not t go over the cliff. >> the cbo says it would send the unemployment rate above 9% next year. >>> new york police are enforcing new rules at gas stations this morning. it's a new fuel rationing plan designed to let people fill up their cars every other day depending on the last number on their license plates. new york mayor michael bloomberg says the move will ease the fuel crunch as shortages are expected to last a couple more weeks. >> i don't like it. i don't think it's going to be for long. soon
CBS
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
conference today since being re-elected. it is expected he will talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> americans want action, not political posture. >> the only thing standing between success and failure is presidential leadership. >>> continuing to be affected by widespread flooding, many homes had to be evacuated. >>> the man who accused of puppe puppeteer of engaging in an underage sexual relationship is recanting his statement. >> a driver. >> and scary fall, hit her head on the floor. she was motionless for several minutes. >> waving to the crowd. that's nice to see. >> and all that matters. >>> diamond auctioned for almost $21.5 million. >> i believe it was purchased by general petraeus for his wife. >>> before this whole thing leads back to kevin bacon because you know that's where leads back to kevin bacon because you know that's where it's going. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." a sex scandal has already cost david petraeus his job as cia director. now general john allen's next job is in jeopardy. >> the u.s. commander in afghanistan will not bec
CBS
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
. the main message from the election is we want you people to get together and do it. >> and business leaders saying fix it. >> nothing like the concentration of the hangman's noose. >> exactly. >> where america is unless they do something about it. >> in a time where we've got really 30 days to focus, we get the first sex scandal in. lord knows how long this will divert everybody's attention. >> get more coverage than the negotiations in congress of the fiscal cliff? >> by a factor of ten. >> and certainly on this program. steve kroft, good to see you. >> good to see you. >>> on the scene of a major water main break, several homes in daly city were forced to evacuate. witnesses reported rising water and mud at the scene. several cars got stuck in the mudlied. broken water main may be connected to a reservoir tank or possibly the reservoir itself. so far, there are no reports of injuries. >>> it is time now to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. wall street journal reports on a prediction on the united states will become the worl
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
eventually right? >>> still ahead how losing an election and your facebook page go hand in hand and it's not all that friendly. >> and they claim sipping this will help you lose weight. it's pepsi's new healthy soda. the real deal? we'll tell you when we come back. opening low this morning amd concern over greec >>> the big board was rebounding after an opening low the morning amid concerns over greece, european leaders postponed $40 billion to the country and it desperately needs that. the dow dipped back though in the negative territory just moments ago. it is down 16 points and heading south as we speak. >>> if you're still dieing to get your hands on facebook stock; you will get another chance tomorrow. hundreds of millions of facebook shares could hit the market wednesday. that's when early investors and employees will get a chance to sell those shares that were part of the lockup that restricted their sale for a certain period of time following the initial offering. the lockups are meant to help boost stock price by keeping stock supply scarce. really hasn't worked though. facebo
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Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
until wednesday, the day after the presidential election. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very wch. we're joined by senior correspondent john miller, who's been talking to his sources on the story. john, why would the f.b.i. be investigating the communications of the director of the c.i.a.? >> normally that wouldn't be the case. ikat is much more likely here is nica the communications of someone else-- possibly in a foreign country that are now touching the c.i.a. director's communications-- would rise to their attention. and then what happens here is they're looking at these messages and they seem to be cryptic in nature, which raises the question, all right, well, who is this person, what are these communications about, why are they cryptic? that's how the snowball rolls .own the hill. e> >> pelley: so in the normal seurse of business the f.b.i. and counterintelligence is looking for penetration of the c.i.a. and its communications systems? >> exactly. o have it on this level is not elly extraordinarily rare it's unprecedented. >> pelley: i wonder if your sources are telling you abou
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
of elections has closed for the day and the workers have gone home. there are still about 1500 provisional ballots that they have to count by hand. and as you mentioned, there is only a 33-vote difference between the two candidates in district 7. we still don't know who the supervisor will be. johnarns, the director, said there is a lot of work to do, and as far as he's concerned, the only number that matters is at the one at the end, when the election is certified and that won't be until december 4th. >> i'm not announcing a winner here or saying that even tomorrow or thursday will be the final tabulation. until i ser the election and i have until december 4th to ser the election, that's when there will be a winner for district 7. >> so what takes so long? well as i say, they have to be counted by hand. basically we've broke it into three categories. first is the out-stack, the machine can't read the votes. they circled the name instead of putting a line through the bubble and gets kicked out. the second one is called an over-vote, where more than one candidate in the wrong sequence has b
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
:11. the election may be over, but now the real fight begins. >> what's being done in washington to avoid that "fiscal cliff." >> plus, campaign 2012 proved to be an excellent learning experience. the peninsula school that decided to go to the polls. >> it was a bizarre crime. what happens when a murder suspect tries to steal a plane. we have it next. ,,,,,,,,,, maddy, come on. we got a new book! yay! come get into bed. this is a story about jingle the husky pup. and jingle was a good dog. ruff! ruff! jingle loved to bark hello. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle even loved to sing. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle! let's read the book to him. jingle, stay. and jingle did. ruff! ruff! [ female announcer ] hallmark interactive story buddies. there's more to this story.e 40-year old man was wanted n connection with the murder f >>> this video is out of saint george, utah. a skywest pilot clashes a jet into a terminal. -- crashes a jet into a terminal. the 40-year-old man who was wanted in connection with a murder of his former girlfriend in colorado, the man stole the jet in the middle of t
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
: the governor was front and center in the days leading up to the election. he had his hand out saying we need billions of dollars for schools and for our universities saying we need that or else. so with voters consenting to increased taxes just last week those tuition hikes could really have been a political embarrassment for the governor. >> we have some breathing room. proposition 30 gives significant revenue over 7 years. >> reporter: and that means no tuition increases for uc students at least for now. it's a small victory for the governor after the csu board made a similar move just yesterday to avoid fee increases that were on the agenda. as the lieutenant governor pointed out it seems some political posturing is going on. >> yet we again dealing with the political realities of not wanting to appear to increase tuition or fees just shortly after the election have punted a little bit. i get that. you know, i'm in politics. but i don't appreciate that. >> reporter: newsom alone voted against the proposal today saying it puts us on a spending path that will inevitably lead to increased tu
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
all this when he makes his first official post-election comments tomorrow. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> he has been criticized for being too cool, too detached. and some of you say aloof. but when president obama personally thank the men and women who help get him elected and reelected, he teared up. >> what you guys have done... i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and... and when you... [ñapplauseñ] >> that was the president thanking his campaign staff in chicago yesterday before heading back to washington. >>> they're plastic guns that fire real bullets. how 3-d printers can make homemade weapons that are completely legal. >>> and what parents can do to keep their kids from developing a peanut allergy. >> 30, 35 minutes away, but today we were about an hour and a half. >> shopping event of the year and it was total madness. the chain reaction on a bay area freeway. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fre
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
is that everything that i have done in my -- i guess decade now of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to the congress. >> i think it's offensive, because it's often tailored toward women and there's a lot of male senators. >> reporter: she was just elected to the board of supervisors. at 38, she is considered practically a teenager in the political world. but she says age is a virtue. >> as a young girl, i've always admired her. >> reporter: pelosi went on to talk about the number of women in congress. in fact, for the first time ever, women and minorities will make up the majority in the democrat caucus. the face of politics is no doubt changing. joe tuman says, we aren't there yet. >> you'll know this is no longer an issue in this country when we're not doing stories about this anymore, when we don't refer to someone by genderrizing them in some way. >> reporter: nancy pelosi is one of the biggest fund-raisers for the democrat parties. some say her decision to stay on just gives republicans more fuel for their fire. democrats say she's a lock. elizabeth cook, cbs 5. >>> the preside
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
initiative. >> reporter: measure d. was not a close election. it ended up passing with 59% of the vote and that is adding to the interest in similar minimum wage increases. business leaders have argued that a raise and increase in the minimum wage will force businesses to lay off workers. according to the mercury news, two downtown restaurants have told their wait staff they will have their hours cut or could be laid off as a result of measure d. other restaurants have said we're not going to lay anybody off but may have to raise the price of menu items by a couple of cents. and that minimum wage increase to $10 an hour takes effect. i'm matt bigler cbs 5. >>> the holiday is being observed today. county, state, federal offices are closed today. the post office closed as well. banks and schools are closed today. as well, and bari transit systems are running on a regular schedule without school systems. who would you like to thank. tell us who they are and send us a picture. and you can comment on our facebook or twitter page. mike says i'm proud of my cousin gregory skelley, this is gre
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
which polls are right and wrong, and before the election, field poll predicted those under the age, it might be up to 28% and that difference may get something to pass. >> billions more will come into schools if prop 30 passes. >> it was close, but in the final weeks leading up to the election, the governor was out front campaigning for proposition 30 seven days aaweek and -- aweek and apparently young voters were listening. it raises a sales tax by a quarter cents and raises taxes on the wealthy. they campaigned online and debated it on social media and lived with the threat of increased tuition and fewer classroom days. >> it is ridiculous. everyone is saying you have to vote. you have to vote on this. >> on our ipads, our computers, so seeing posts telling you to vote is impressionable. >> the issues that young voters care about really spurred them to the polls. >> they know they have higher student loans, unemployment rates that are higher and i think they really got the message specifically to them where they are and it hit home. >> according to exit polls, voters under the ag
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Nov 8, 2012 4:30am PST
of policy. they have been linked to 400 meningitis cases including 31 deaths. >>> the election is over but the fight to avoid a "fiscal cliff" has now begun. if democrats and republicans in the lame duck congress don't reach a budget deal by year's end, bush-era tax cuts will expire and deep across the board spending cuts will kick in. some economists warn that could return the nation to recession. for now, party leaders on capitol hill seem willing to compromise. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the revenue increase comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> on election night president obama was on the phone with the four top leaders of the house and the senate. >>> and traders are worried about possible tax increases and spending cuts if there's no congressional action concerning the impending "fiscal cliff." and the fiscal crisis in europe is dragging the market down. yesterday, the dow had its worst day of the year, blue chips falling 312. wall stre
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
the outcome of the election, but president obama is the winner in florida. four days after the election, almost 100% of the votes have been counted. the florida secretary of state's office says the president has about 74,000 votes more than mitt romney. and that's about 50% of the florida vote. to romney's 49.1%. so that means the president won eight of the nine swing states. romney only took one. north carolina. the final electoral vote tally? 332 for president obama, 206 for romney. >>> well, now that the election is over, both the president and the republicans addressed the issue of the so-called fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax increases that will be triggered if it's not resolved by the end of the year. >> we can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. that's how we did it when bill clinton was president and that's only way we can afford to invest in education and job training and manufacturing all the ingredients of
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
with business leaders to talk about the economy. meanwhile stocks have fallen steadily since mr. obama won re-election. the dow lost 185 points on wednesday. it's down 430 points since election day. nancy cordes reports on the looming high budget battle. >> step number one we can take in the next couple of weeks provide certainty to middle class families, 98% of families who make less than $250,000 a year, 97% of small businesses that their taxes will not go up a single dime next year. give them that certainty right now. >> reporter: but john boehner has balked at that idea. it would take away his party's leverage in fiscal cliff issues. >> there's a lot of issues on the table that need to be resolved. i laid out a reasonable framework where both parties can work together and i'm looking forward to meet at the white house on friday and begin that conversation. >> reporter: boehner and other top republicans have proposed eliminating deductions and loopholes that benefit the wealthy instead of raising their tax rates. >> we're not going to hurt our economy and make job creation more difficult, which is
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
and it is ultimately a very personal and private decision. >> reporter: it may be a tough one. she was first elected into congress 25 years ago, sworn in with her family at her side. that was the beginning of her rise. in 2002, she had her first leadership position as the minority whip. a year later, she took the top spot as a minority leader. by 2007, she made history as the first woman to hold the position as speaker of the house, a role she held until her party lost the majority in the 2010 election. since then, she has been the minority leader. if she steps down, this could be a massive loss for her party. >> she's been one of the great democratic leaders of a generation. >> she is a fighter. she'll be a fighter every moment of her life. that's jut who -- just who she is. >> i'll see you tomorrow at 10:00, or for those of you that are interested. >> having fun with the reporters there. if she chooses to stay, she doesn't have to be the minority leader. there is another scenario in that the 72-year-old could choose to retire and that would force a special election. the only thing that is clear ri
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
can come to some sort of agreement. in his first public speech post- election how president obama addressed the "fiscal cliff" crisis. >> and facing such a severe gas shortage, how drivers in new york city are being forced to follow an odd new rule. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, of the c-i-a. tonigh >>> and now at 6:30, he led military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan and became head of the cia. tonight, general david petraeus steps down after admitting to having an affair. petraeus called his behavior unacceptable as the leader of the spy agency. cbs reporter tara mergener in washington where the resignation has shocked the intelligence community as well as top political leaders. tara. >> reporter: indeed. good evening, allen. yes, petraeus' resignation absolutely came as a shock here in washington ending the long career of a well respected and very high-profile public servant. cia director david petraeus submitted a letter of resignation to president obama admitting he had an extramarital affair. the president accepted his resignation. petraeus who has been married for 37 years says h
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Nov 8, 2012 5:30pm PST
since being re-elected. scott. >> pelley: tomorrow afternoon. nancy, thank you very much. the votes are still being counted from the presidential election. on. us show you where the r voter vote stands tonight. of about 120 million votes cast, lee president is leading by less than 3 million votes. but, of course, president obama has already won the electoral vote, so nothing will change the outcome now. china is also changing hisdership this month. inday, china's communist party began a meeting that is held once every 10 years during which duringople will be told who heir new leaders are. that leadership has to manage a ge aa that is evolving into a nation of haves and have-nots and bill whitaker is reporting tonight from beijing. >> reporter: the opening of the congress, a choreographed spectacle of power and pride, but outgoing president hu jintao told the assembled delegation hee communist party's greatest success, china's economic development, has created one of its greatest threats-- a growing divide between rich and poor. on one side of the divide, huang nubo, a 56-year-old bi
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
. it is the very first thing the president talked about publicly post-election. and today there are new signals of communication between the president and the house speaker john boehner. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? political science expert max neimann says that's exactly what it is. >> and there's a kind of dance taking place in which each side wants to portray itself as the one that is reasonable. >> reporter: that could be tough on capitol hill. today the president promised to veto any deals that include tax cuts on people making more than $250,000 a year a move republicans say will only cost more jobs. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> according to the ernst & young raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 j
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
the election. president obama accepted his resignation today, and thanked patraeus for his service. colonel kearney says the resignation may not end patraeus's problems. >> you and i as citizens of this country quite honestly, we don't worry what happens between consenting adults. in the military, that is still something that is punishable by military law. he could conceivably be recalled from a retired status, retired status, retired status, retired status -- >> reporter: cbs 5. >>> and in other sex scandal news, another affair forced the future c.e.o. of lockheed martin to step down. the defense company announced that it asked for the resignation of christopher kubasick after he cheated on his wife with a subordinate employee. she's already left the company. the "wall street journal" reports he will get a 3.5 million dollar separation payment. >>> new this morning, the port of oakland, it's chief is the latest top executive to be linked to the strip club scandal. newly released documents show omar benjamin helped run up a $4500 tab at a texas strip club back in 2008. the port's maritime d
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
it will be a very personal and private decision. >> reporter: it may be a tough one. she was first elected in congress 25 years ago. sworn in with her family at her side. that was the beginning of her rise. in 2002 she had her first leadership position as the minority whip. a year later she took the tough spot for her party as minority leader. by 2007 she made history as the first woman to hold the position of speaker of the house, a role she held until her party lost the majority in the 2010 election. since then, she has been the minority leader. if she steps down, this could be a massive loss for her party. >> she's been one of the great democratic leaders of a generation. she is a fighter. she'll be a fighter every moment of her life. that is just who she is. >> i'll see you tomorrow at 10:00. or for those of you who are interested. >> reporter: playing to the press there. there are different scenarios that could play out if she chooses to stay and one of the pockets is -- the possibilities that she could fight the fiscal cliff and then retire. we'll know more tomorrow. >>> founder of t
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
the election was just a week ago. nancy cordes covered the news conference. she is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, norah and our viewers in the west. the president came to the white house, eager to push his message on the fiscal cliff but also was peppered about his handling of national security, foreign policy. one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march, president obama was asked about the criticism of u.s. ambassador susan rice, his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has come under fire from some republicans for initially stating in television interviews that the september attack on an american consulate in libya appeared to be the result of a spontaneous demonstration. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house, in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator gra
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Nov 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
: as the post-election cheers die down or, depending on your politics, the post-election blues set in, we'd like to divert your attention, take you back to a time when this country was just becoming a country. in the second part of our profile of the historian david mccullough which began last week, we go with him to paris, the destination back in the 19th century for a host of young americans eager to learn from what was then the most important city in the world. france was the cradle of the modern idea of democracy, french troops were vital to america's victory in the war of independence, and paris led the world in science, medicine and the arts. and as mccullough has written, the city was irresistible to the new citizens of a new nation. >> david mccullough: they came here in the droves. they were here in order to improve themselves, and to go home and thereby improve their country. >> safer: they were the first wave of innocents abroad who began arriving in paris just 50 years after independence-- writers, artists, medical students. >> mccullough: they couldn't quite adjust to how old everyt
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
't care less who won the election because he's one, as in one day old. his mom, shay, made sure to deliver her ballot before delivering him. the missouri teacher's water broke and she was on her way to the hospital when she realized she needed to vote. >> it's voting day. i'm not going to be able to vote . he said, well, polls open at 6:00. okay. >> i was the driver. it was the polling place on they to the hospital so we popped in real quick and thought we had plenty of time to get there. doctor didn't seem real concerned yet. >> mom said she had to vote because she's been telling her students all year how important it is. >> can you hear me now? one california woman said she cn -- well with her new iphone but the store refused to take it back. kurtis ming. >> reporter: she says she coulr properly out of her i-phone 5. >> sounds like there was a towel or piece of clock over the speakers. >> reporter: she says she brought it back within two weeks but apple refused to take back the iphone, saying these two screws were missing, showing she tampered with the phone. she says she didn't. >> of
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
nothing about it until he told the president after the election. president obama accepted his resignation today and thanked him for his service. colonel kerney says the resignation may not end his problems. you and i acid skins of this country -- sit -- you and i acid zins -- he could conceivably be recalled from a retired status and could be subject to discipline ferry action. >> infidelity is sensitive problem with the cia. they are always concerned that agents can be black mailed for information -- blakmaild. >> president obama is going to into the fiscal cliff with a strong hand. >> i'm not set on every detail of my plan. i won't ask seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me taking over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> the market rebounded today, but investigators worried that washington won't be able to hammer out a deal in time. all three major indexes were down more than 2% for the week. >> set transday is sunday -- veterans day is sunday. we look at a big problem they face when they come back from war, how to use the
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Nov 10, 2012 6:30pm PST
an official result for the presidential election of 2012. well. that means 29 more electoral volts -- votes for president barack obama. it was a razor thin margin. out of about 4.4 million votes cast the difference was just 74,000 votes. and that's less than 1 percentage point and it brings the president to 332 electoral votes to romney's 206. >>> the scandal that brought down cia director david petraeus allegedly started with harassing e-mails sent by his biographer and mistress paula broadwell to another woman. an official said the fbi investigated the e-mails and uncovered the relationship. they were concerned petraeus' computer was compromised. the observers say he resigned because he believed this was the right thing to do. >> i think there was probably a calculus on the part of the director's you know math here to say this will come out, some way, some time. not a time under my control and i've got thousands of employees who i hold to one standard and when it does come out they're going to say, why isn't this the standard the office was held to? >> members of the house intelligence co
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming,, ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandest scale... ♪ ...and in the tiniest details. ♪ and sometimes both. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calories. nature valley granola thins. election weekended with a november surprise. the sudden resignation friday of david petraeus a
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Nov 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
tonight. now t shows that it is losing. 5 days after the election measure s trailed by about 1400 votes. it would outlaw people sitting on the lawn during business hours. measure t, allowing taller buildings in berkeley is losing by 400 votes. a dramatic rescue. 20-year-old woman, 1-year-old boy and two dogs were pulled from a burning duplex at 10:00 last night. the investigators say the fire started in an outside garbage can it started outside of the house. >>> tonight, an indianapolis neighborhood is a rueip. five homes destroyed and -- ruin. five homes destroyed and dozens damaged from a huge explosion that killed two people. it was felt three miles away and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people. it could take weeks to determine the cause. the two people who died are believed to be a 2nd grade teacher and her husband. >>> several blocks of rodeo drive in beverly hills were empty this afternoon by a bomb threat. an employee found a suspicious box at the front door. attached to the package was a message. it is being investigated as a hate crime. >>> allusive and expensive. the f
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
slow to come in. i think that's because most people were thinking about the giants or the election and i understand that, but with thanksgiving a week early, we really do immediate some help. >> reporter: they need 12,000 turkeys total and only have half of that. at sacred heart, they need 4,000 turkeys. so far there's just 62 in the back freeze erbe. >> right now, we don't have all the food we need. that's part of why we want to get the message out. >> reporter: part of the message that second harvest provides food to 250,000 people every month. >> that's literally one in ten people in our two counties. >> reporter: and cash donations are also needed. $1 can provide two meals. >> we got to make sure we keep bringing to people there's hope. >> reporter: if you would like to make a doe he nation, go to one of the food pantries or come right to second harvest. they'll have extended hours all week and hope to get all the turkeyness by friday. . >>> the new suspension span on the bay bridge is about to become self-supporting. caltrans is almost done. the shift of 45,000 tons of con
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm PST
up next. >> election was last week so we need to see the budget this year and in the coming years. >> reporter: back here live, you can see barriers lined up. police didn't know what to expect but it was peaceful and calm. now, the governor warned the regents this week, to hold back on fee hikes, take a break from that since prop 30 did pass. we'll see how long the regents are able to do so. anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> families in san jose are shocked to find out about a registered sex offender who was volunteering at their school. >> cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran explains the twist that may have allowed him to be on campus. >> i put my daughter in this school expecting her to be protected. >> reporter: parents at saint francis cabrini are outraged that a sex offender was at a school event a month ago for the first time. in early october this man 51- year-old mark gurries was volunteering it the elementary festival when someone recognized him as a sex offender and told sheriff's deputies. he told the sheriff's office he had legal permission to be there in the form of a l
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
controversial for tv. >>> and every vote counts. a woman takes out her anger over the election and sends her husband to the hospital. >>> and the massive mess that's creating quite the headache for one florida family. we'll tell you all about it when we come back. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. #úfó [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. wench continue to follow our breaking news, a water main break, flooding roadways and even cars, and forcing some evacuations in that hillside park neighborhood. you're looking live from overhead. this is the view from chopper 5 a. the intersection that it's impacting, east market street and lasaine avenue. a residential neighborhood. this first broke out an hour ago. it's just a mess out there. a real mess o to -- mess to clean up. and st
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
her political future. 72-year-old democrat won re- election in her san francisco directed last week but her party failed to score enough house seats to regain a majority so there is speculation she may step down from her leadership post. the news conference set for 7:00 our time here in california. >>> time now 6:10. a worldwide toyota recall. the problem affecting millions of prius models. >> it's like nothing is sacred. >> burglars strike a bay area museum. why security guards sat and watched as burglars made their getaway. >> a bus driver caught in a brawl with pay student. what sent the driver over the edge. citib 's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. i can't breathe, so i can't sleep. and the next day i pay for it. i tried decongestants... i tossed and turned... i even vaporized. and then i fought back with drug-free breathe right. these nasal strips instantly open my nose, like a breath of fresh air. i was breathing and sleeping better. [ f
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